ZTE had a pretty busy day yesterday, at the MWC, as they introduced two new members of its Blade line-up, aimed at those on a budget, but looking for a good looking smartphone, with a more than decent spec sheet.
First of all, ZTE Blade V8 Lite, a handset with a curved design, featuring a slim metal body, with Zircon sand blasting finish. It’s rocking a 5.0″ HD display, with 2GB of RAM and 16 gigs of 2GB internal storage, with the possibility of expanding it with up to 128 more, thanks to the presence of a microSD card slot. As for the processor, it’s a MediaTek-made MTK6750 model, with an octa-core configuration.
The phone has an 8MP camera on the back, aided by an LED flash, while the selfie department is represented by a 5MP snapper. The spec sheet is completed by a 2500mAh battery, non-removable, a fingerprint scanner and a 3.5mm audio jack.
Out of the box, the Blade V8 Lite comes with Android 7.0 Nougat, as well as Bluetooth 4.1, VoLTE Support and an FM Radio.
Next, we have the ZTE Blade V8 Mini, which, surprisingly, is the most powerful model of the duo. There’s no doubt that the main selling point is the dual camera setup (13MP + 2MP) on the back and the ability to take 3D photos, by combining two pictures into a single 3D one.
Otherwise, it has the same 5.0″ 720p display, as well as the same amount of RAM and internal storage, the main difference under the hood being the processor, as the MTK6750 was replaced by a Snapdragon 430. Oh, and this one has a 5MP front-facing unit and a 2800mAh battery.
The ZTE Blade V8 mini comes with a fingerprint scanner on the back, with multiple functions, VoLTE support and, of course, Android 7.0 Nougat, customized with the manufacturer’s MiFavor 4.2 interface.